Hélène is an Assistant Professor at Emily Carr University of Art + Design in the Faculty of Design and Dynamic Media. She holds a MAA in Design and a BAA in Fashion and has fifteen years of garment industry experience in both France and Canada. In recent years Hélène’s work has moved to encompass the domain of critical design: exploring sustainable consumption and textile form interfaces with technology. Between 2006 and 2011 Hélène was a cofounder of iF (Intelligent Forms Design Inc.) and a member of the UBC Visual Voice project. Currently, Hélène is a Lead Investigator on several Emily Carr research initiatives: DnA, cloTHING(s) as conversation, Material Matters. She also collaborates with the International Local Wisdom research network and acts as the Operations Manager for Emily Carr’s DESIS Lab. Hélène’s work consistently re-imagines textile product possibilities and explores art/design-based collaborations.